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2012-01-27 07:00:00

DAVOS, Switzerland, January 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- WISeKey, the Swiss digital security company has become a Global Growth Company Partner of the 2012 World Economic Forum. WISeKey is the first startup in Switzerland to become a member in such a short time; other technology companies with the distinction include Google and Facebook. WISeKey is using its new status with the WEF to promote Swiss innovation. At the Annual Meeting in Davos, WISeKey will host, with its...

2012-01-27 03:00:00

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Two groundbreaking initiatives, aimed at realistically achieving the once-unthinkable goal of ending new HIV infections among children by the end of 2015, were launched simultaneously at the World Economic Forum's Annual Conference in Davos today. The Business Leadership Council for a Generation Born HIV Free was launched together with a Social Media Syndicate that is designed to reach billions of people around the world, getting them to join...

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2012-01-26 14:01:56

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates announced at the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Thursday that his foundation would be donating $750 million to help fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Gates said in a statement that by supporting the Global Fund to Fight Aids, "we can help change the fortunes of the poorest countries in the world." He said the funds could be used immediately to "save lives, whether it is bed nets (to protect against mosquitoes carrying malaria) or TB (tuberculosis)...

2012-01-26 07:00:00

DAVOS, Switzerland, January 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- WISeKey has been named a Global Growth Company Partner of the World Economic Forum (WEF), granting the company full participation at the 2012 Annual Meeting in Davos. WISeKey is recognized as a role model for innovative cyber-security technology and efforts to protect individuals, businesses, and governments on the Internet. The WEF ranks cyber-attacks as one of the top five risks in the world. WISeKey is using its new...

2012-01-26 02:00:00

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In a newly released book from the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Ageing Society, contributors from major health organizations and governmental agencies make recommendations aimed at addressing the challenges--and capturing the potential benefits--of population aging. "It's evident from the research in the book--and underscored in our chapter, The Media's Portrayal of Ageing--that media and marketers have...

2012-01-25 17:36:00

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Manpower (NYSE: MAN), the global leader in contingent and permanent recruitment workforce solutions from ManpowerGroup today called for organizations to adjust their workforce strategy to incorporate a more flexible, agile approach if they hope to successfully navigate the Human Age in a new insight paper published at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, Davos. The paper, Increasing Demand for Better Skills Assessment and Match...

2012-01-25 14:41:00

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ManpowerGroup's (NYSE: MAN) Experis advises that companies require agile workforces to ensure maximum productivity as macro-economic forces converge to create an unpredictable business environment which necessitates shifting work models, and where they have a better visibility to predict demand and create more specific "timed" projects. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110330/CG73938LOGO-a) (Logo:...

2012-01-25 06:00:00

DAVOS, Switzerland, January 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- This year health and prevention, as key priorities to ensure sustainable social development to the Planet, will be very high among the topics on the World Economic Forum agenda. Nerio Alessandri, Chairman and Founder of Technogym, is an example of how to create a global successful business and at the same time, take the social responsibility of providing what people really need: health. In Davos, next to the...

2012-01-25 01:00:00

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN), the world leader in innovative workforce solutions and World Economic Forum (WEF) strategic partner, is for the first time in its history sharing its annual analysis of the macro-economic forces evolving the world of work. This research, titled "How to Navigate the Human Age," was published today at the 2012 WEF Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. It defines how to find the best talent and implement the...

2012-01-24 14:26:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MetricStream Inc., the leader in Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) solutions, is joining an influential group of world leaders to drive a timely analysis of the risks that are shaping the global economy. Gunjan Sinha, Executive Chairman of MetricStream, will moderate the third Horasis Annual Meeting on the theme 'Thriving on Risk' with prominent policy-makers, senior business executives and thought leaders from around the world to...